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Opportunity for a professional and experienced housekeeper to  work on a part-time basis in a home in the North York-area of Toronto. The home consists of husband and wife. There are adult children who visit. The position is part-time (ideally Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 5pm), although full-time might be considered for the right person. A degree of flexibility is required. There is no travel in this position. 


The employer is seeking a housekeeper who is energetic, takes pride in what they do, and thinks of housekeeping as a profession.


Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered. They must also be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be open to receiving an annual flu shot. Applicants must have a G-level license and access to a vehicle.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • General housekeeping to include bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and other living and storage spaces

  • Care of fine surfaces, furnishings, furniture, and artwork

  • Laundry and ironing (bed linen is ironed)

  • Hand-washing of fine clothing

  • Assisting placing laundered or dry-cleaned clothes away in their designated area

  • Checking for loose buttons, stains, and garments requiring repair

  • Assisting with wardrobe management

  • Loading and unloading of the dishwasher

  • Cleaning and organization of closets, drawers, and cupboards

  • Silver polishing during deep cleans

  • Topping up floral arrangements with water (or changing the water) and removing any dead or dying flowers

  • Management of garbage and recycling that includes breaking down boxes

  • Thorough cleaning of bathrooms to include replenishment of towels and toiletries

  • Informing the Mrs. of any items that need to be ordered or purchased

  • Informing the Mrs. of any issues like leaky faucets, marks on painted surfaces, etc.

  • Watching for window marks and clean as they occur

  • Answering the telephone and door in a secure manner. Taking accurate and correctly-detailed messages.

  • Mail and delivered package management

  • Letting in only approved trades and vendors and monitoring them for security purposes

  • Mrs. enjoys cooking. No cooking is required.

  • Following COVID safety protocols

  • Other related or non-related duties, as needed

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a luxury residence or equivalent

  • Excellent laundry and ironing skills

  • A good eye for detail

  • Experience with caring for fine clothing and stain removal

  • Excellent knowledge caring for fine surfaces with a “do no harm” cleaning philosophy

  • Be prepared to ask questions when unsure of something

  • Knowledge and skills in the care, cleaning and maintenance of fine surfaces, antiques, silver, etc.

  • Willingness to assist with table setting if required

  • Ability to offer a degree of schedule flexibility

  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Should be able to work either independently or receive instructions from the Employer

  • The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of courtesy, integrity, respect and discretion

  • A polished, and professional bearing

  • Someone who is happy, personable, trustworthy, and takes pride in what they do

  • A proactive work ethic once informed and trained to the daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual routines

  • Must be punctual and organized

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all household information

  • A G-level driver’s license and access to a vehicle

  • Must be fully COVID vaccinated

  • Willing to agree to a background check

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • The candidate must hold status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered.


PLEASE NOTE: We thank everyone for their application. Unfortunately, only those who qualify for the position may be contacted.

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